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  • Hi I'm looking to get SQL certified. Is there any point in doing the MCSA: SQL Server 2012/14 one or should I just start with MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration?

    Friday, September 1, 2017 3:39 PM


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  • Hello,

    It's always the best to start certification with the newest SQL Server version, even if you use an older version in your company; the certification for a product is only valid as long as the product version is supported; means a certification for SQL Server 2016 MCSA will least longer then one for 2012.

    See also: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/sql-certification.aspx

    Olaf Helper

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    Friday, September 1, 2017 5:05 PM
  • Hello,

    I´ve done 70-462 Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases and now I´m waiting for 70-765 Provisioning SQL Databases, which is the upgrade to 2016. There is as far as I´ve seen/found not yet any books available for 2016. So I think I´m going to buy a SQL 2014 book.

    Hope this helps.

    kind regards


    Friday, September 1, 2017 5:19 PM
  • Hi kuba76,

    As the question is more related to Microsoft certification, I’m moving this to Training and Certification forum for better response.

    If you have any other questions, please let me know.


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    Monday, September 4, 2017 7:48 AM
  • Hi,

    There are some nice SQL 2016 video´s on LinkedIn. For example SQL Server 2016: Administer a Database Infrastructure.

    I have not yet watched these myselve but will do.

    kind regards


    Monday, September 4, 2017 9:22 AM